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Details for Phage Chotacabras
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Detailed Information for Phage Chotacabras
Discovery Information
Former namesChupacabra
Found ByShannon Snyder & Alex Kim, Soil- Dr. Ivan Erill
Year Found2014
Location FoundMallorca, Spain
Finding InstitutionUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County
Program Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
GPS Coordinates39.317556 N, 2.98875 E Map
Naming NotesThe Spanish origin of our bacteriophage and the Spanish origin of the legend of Chupacabra was the inspiration behind the name.

The Legend of Chupacabra- A dog like monster that sucks the blood and kills livestock. Reported sightings originated in Puerto Rico and have spread as far as Russia and the Philippines.

Renamed Chotacabras, a synonym, since there is a Mycobateriophage of the same name.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?Yes
Date Sequencing CompletedJan 16, 2015
Sequencing FacilityPittsburgh Bacteriophage Institute
Shotgun Sequencing MethodIllumina Sequencing
Approximate Shotgun Coverage898
Genome length (bp)165032
GC Content37.6%
Character of genome endsDirect Terminal Repeat
Direct Terminal Repeat Length2355 bp
End Determination NotesBuildups of reads.
Fasta file available?Yes: Download fasta file
Characterization
ClusterC
SubclusterC3
Other Cluster Members
Plaque NotesCircular, Smooth edges, medium cloudy center, equal size and shape.
MorphotypeMyoviridae
Final annotation complete?Yes
Number of Genes285
Has been Phamerated?No
Uploaded to GenBank?Yes: MN153503
Available Files
Restriction Digest PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload
DNAMaster FileDownload